Mobility Report Cards : The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility

@inproceedings{Chetty2017MobilityRC,
  title={Mobility Report Cards : The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility},
  author={Raj Chetty and John N. Friedman and Emmanuel Saez and Nicholas Turner and Danny Yagan},
  year={2017}
}
We characterize intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United States using data for over 30 million college students from 1999-2013. We document four results. First, access to colleges varies greatly by parent income. For example, children whose parents are in the top 1% of the income distribution are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League college than those whose parents are in the bottom income quintile. Second, children from lowand high-income families have similar… CONTINUE READING